Our Grand Rapids Community Foundation

$173 million + 22,000 grants = countless lives changed. Investing in our community since 1922.

Since 1922 we have distributed over 22,000 grants for a total of more than $173 million. As careful stewards of our community's endowment, generous donors to our Fund for Community Good and Special Funds enable us to meet West Michigan's changing needs now and for generations to come.

Fund for Community Good (General) Grants

Our Fund for Community Good awards grants to nonprofit organizations to support programs addressing education, engagement, the environment, health, prosperity/neighborhoods in the Kent County area. For additional information and to apply for a grant from the Fund for Community Good, click here.

          Education                          Health                              Neighborhoods                      


         Engagement                      Environment                  Prosperity


Special Funds

We also has a variety of special grant programs that may invite proposals at different times of the year. These grantmaking efforts are narrowly tailored to promote change around a particular issue or geographic area. These opportunities are released and publicized periodically through our website and through targeted communications. 

For additional information and to apply for these opportunities, please visit the following pages:

Access Camps:

Available to West Michigan camps for specific efforts to increase access to overnight camps for underserved Kent County children.

Community Funds:

There are six different local funds in Cascade, Ionia, Lowell, Sparta, Hudsonville-Jenison and Wyoming providing grants to these specific geographic locations.

Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund:

Designed to address the need for capacity building and technical assistance among nonprofits in Kent County.

Youth Funds:

For nonprofit organizations with programs that benefit young people in Kent County, Ionia, Hudsonville-Jenison, Sparta and Wyoming

Apply for a Grant

We accept grant applications online. Please refer to the individual fund's page to learn more about its grant submission and review timeline. If you need to create a login, or are unsure if your organization has already registered, submit the user registration form.

When you are ready to apply, login here


If you have any questions about the grant application process, please email grcfgrants@grfoundation.org or call 616.454.1751.